2015 Spring Luncheon

Spring Luncheon 2015
Featuring Will Cotton in conversation with Alina Cho
June 2, 2015

The 2015 annual AFA Spring Luncheon featured guest speakers Will Cotton and Alina Cho. Will Cotton is internationally recognized for his utopian landscape paintings, drawings, and prints composed of sugary desserts, often inhabited by figures. Represented by Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Cotton is widely admired for his many achievements, including his artistic directorship of the California Gurls music video for Katy Perry and his commission by the Guggenheim Museum in 2012 to create the set for their annual performance of “Peter and the Wolf.”Alina Cho is an award-winning journalist recognized for her reporting from inside North Korea, her coverage of the historic first election of President Barack Obama, and her participation with the CNN team that covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Cho is the host of a lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called “The Atelier with Alina Cho.” She is currently Editor at Large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, a division of Penguin Random House, and the former host of CNN’s “Fashion: Backstage Pass.”

2015 co-chairs: Elizabeth Belfer, Ashleigh Fernandez, Lee White Galvis, Clare McKeon, Capera Ryan, Victoria Triplett


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